Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
We tend to get what we expect.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.